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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Certificate of Excellence
1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Northern Rail Traincar Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 10 year old son and I were looking for an adventure while my husband and daughter were at the Daddy/Daughter Dance. He asked for a trip to the northshore or a train. I found both! The owner was fabulous, giving 2 newcomers to Two Harbors a map and suggested tour. The DVD library had the Christopher Reeves Superman series(which... More 

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minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 1st stay at Northern Rail. The location is perfect to explore the north shore. The rooms were very clean and incredibly quiet. The owners are super nice. If we find ourselves vacationing in this area again we will definitely stay here.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before and really enjoyed it again this time. The owners are incredibly nice and run this establishment very well. There are games and friendly people in the common areas as well as a lot of dvds to watch in your room. We will be back because it is a great place to stay and central to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed in a boxcar for our spring hiking trip! While the space seemed limited at first, it was really all we needed: 2 queen beds, 2 small dressers, and a bathroom/shower. Each room has a TV with built in DVD player. The beds were firm, but the sheets felt like cream when we crawled in. Rain... More 

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Burnsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place! Had read it about a few years ago but this was our first chance to stay at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn. We had originally booked a conductors room which was a great room (we took a peek) but decided to upgrade to a King Conductors Suite mainly because we loved the kingsize bed. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed with how clean and nice the rooms were. Service was great and the amenities were just right. The perfect location for a unique, quiet, relaxing night in nature while trying something different from your average hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for my birthday back in November and had a lovely time relaxing, playing games, and enjoying all that Two Harbors has to offer. I should have written a review then, but life moves fast and I didn't take the time. Now my stay this time was completely unplanned. You see, I was supposed to... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love this place, have stayed several times and each time was very nice. The decor of the rooms is fabulous, each room has a different theme and the bedding and furnishings are so homey, not your standard hotel room! We stayed right before Christmas and the hotel was decorated so nicely, very homey feel!

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Upsala, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We again had a great time at Northern Rail. We love the area up there, and being able to stay at Northern Rail is so much fun, with the unique train motif and wonderful innkeepers. We love the rooms, the breakfasts, the owners, the area. Two Harbors has great places to eat, lots of shops and tourist attractions, and wonderful... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Quick trip to the North Shore to take in some fall colors. Turns out half of Minneapolis was doing the same thing, but we found a decent hotel rate here. This is one of the most unique hotels I've ever stayed in. The room was half a box car with a full bath, decorated nicely and very clean. I was... More 

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